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Museum of Northern British Columbia

100 First Ave., Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 3S1, Canada
+1 250-624-3207
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Wonderful collection in a great building

This museum is a treasure. Just enough terrific pieces, beautifully presented and curated. The... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
Susan C
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Kelowna
via mobile
Very good first nations exhibits

Excellent presentations of first nations history, culture, trade and interaction with foreigners... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Melbournetraveller84
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Melbourne
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Learn about the history and culture of Northwest Canada from thousands of years ago as well during the 1800's.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (20 reviews)
“long house” (8 reviews)
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100 First Ave., Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 3S1, Canada
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"first nations"
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"gift shop"
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"long house"
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"native art"
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"great collection"
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"northwest coast"
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"guided tour"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 7 reviews
"extensive collection"
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"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"take your time"
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"informative displays"
in 3 reviews
"rainy day"
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"on display"
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"great place to visit"
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"couple of hours"
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"cruise ship"
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

This museum is a treasure. Just enough terrific pieces, beautifully presented and curated. The building is a beautiful example of west coast, timber construction. The museum shop has unique treasures. Staff could not be more welcoming ...

1  Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Excellent presentations of first nations history, culture, trade and interaction with foreigners. In this regard, did a better job than the Victoria Museum of BC that we visited a few days before. However it is of course limited in scale.

Thank Melbournetraveller84
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

What an incredible museum loaded with history of the area, the native cultures, the implements historically used, weavings historically done. You absolutely have to go to this museum!

Thank Byronmary
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is a superbly presented history of the local area and the people who have always inhabited it. The architecture of the building is fantastic and so appropriate for the contents, Well worth the modest entrance fee.

Thank Lynherlynda
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A beautiful building with very historical contents displayed with attention to detail. Two suggestions: many of the items needed to be dated; neither my husband or I could hear the informative film.

Thank Gardener2014
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Several displays were darkened and over all it was pretty small. Massive building but it seems like it is used by other offices instead of the rich history of the area.

Thank Carol F
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Generally speaking, the kind of person who plans a visit to PR probably already plans a visit to this museum. My review simply seeks to heartily encourage you to visit, and allow for 90 minutes (maybe more) to really spend time with the artifacts that...More

2  Thank Todd B
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

If you enjoy history and historical artifacts then this is the place for you! Take your time checking out the exhibits. Nice little gift shop. Great place to pick up a few souvenirs!

Thank Marie S
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very nicely put together museum, educational and not boring. Excellent artifacts and information about the indigenous peoples of this area.

Thank stevengJ6983WF
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This is a cracking little 1St nations museum. There is lots of great things to see and a great gift shop. The staff are very welcoming and the lady in the gift shop was very helpful and had good knowledge about the products they sold....More

1  Thank ballard_n_s
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